Enter to Win a ZumZum balance bike worth $249!

by 01/28/15   filed under: contest, eco play, eco toddler, green kids, green toys

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It’s every kid’s dream come true — a brand new bike! We’re offering the chance to win the coolest new balance bike on the market to one lucky Inhabi-tot! The ZumZum all-terrain balance bike accommodates kids from age 18 months up to four years-old — and it can be ridden by kiddos indoors or outside! This sleek, lightweight bicycle can be taken on any adventure, and the ergonomically designed seat and natural suspension ensure safe and comfortable ride time. Read our previous coverage of the ZumZum Balance Bike to learn all about this sweet ride’s amazing features. And learn how to enter to win after the jump!

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Plantable eco Valentine's Day cards bloom as wildflowers

by 01/28/15   filed under: green family, green holiday ideas for kids, green kids

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Flowers and cards are two top sellers every Valentine’s Day. Botanical Paperworks ingeniously combines the sweet duo of offerings into one with their eco-friendly Valentines which are handmade from post-consumer waste cardstock and feature embedded seeds. Once recipients delight in the card’s message, they may plant the seed paper and enjoy beautiful wildflower blossoms long after February 14th. We think the most buzzworthy card in the collection bears the ‘Will You Bee Mine‘ sentiment, which serves as a reminder that the dwindling bee population is in desperate need of some TLC — and also gives the busy honey makers a habitat to pollinate via the pending blossoms. Help your little cupid spread the love this Valentine’s Day by sealing these sustainable cards with a kiss!

+ Plantable Seed Valentine’s Day cards $5.99 for a set of 10

+ Botanical Paperworks

 

HOW TO: Make delicious vegan, gluten-free cauliflower pizza crust

by 01/28/15   filed under: how-to, recipe, vegan cooking, vegetarian

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Polar bear tea bag holder makes waiting for tea to steep a delight

by 01/28/15   filed under: art

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Tea has been my favorite drink for years and years, and my kids have happily adopted my morning habit (within reason). This ridiculously cute “Shirokuma” polar bear tea bag holder is going to make teatime just that much more enjoyable for everyone. Crafted in a part of Japan famed for having over 400 years of history in the porcelain industry, this “white bear” can fit atop a variety of mugs or cups (not included) and definitely makes those few minutes of waiting for the tea to steep a fun time for kids. It’s more than just cute though: the fishing polar bear actually holds the tea bag so that it doesn’t slip into the tea cup filled with hot liquid and tempt little fingers to try and retrieve it. The lid also acts as a small perch for snacks as well. Take a look at the process of creating these adorable polar bear tea cup toppers on designer Necktie’s website. The Shirokuma tea bag holders are currently sold out, but check Necktie’s Facebook page for updates on when these bears will be fishing for tea bags again.

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6 adorable DIY Valentine's Day cards to make for your loves

by 01/27/15   filed under: craft, green holiday ideas for kids, green kids, how-to

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HOW TO: Make Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes For A Green Valentine's Day Treat

by 01/27/15   filed under: cooking, food, healthy recipe, kid friendly, recipes, vegan cooking, vegetarian, vegetarianism, video

Petey Rojas Baking Video: How To Make Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes

Looking for a nifty Valentine’s Day gift, and tired of the same old same old flowers and chocolate malarkey? How about showing your special someone how much you care with a delicious batch of heart-shaped red velvet cupcakes? This vegan recipe for red velvet cupcakes uses organic, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free ingredients—so it’s as sweet on the planet as it is tasty, and it’s so easy to make that even a four year-old can do it! Watch the above video to see Inhabitots baker-in-training-pants, Petey Rojas, show you how to make vegan red velvet cupcakes. Read below to see the ingredient list and further details.

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Boy starts 'Charity Ball' to give soccer balls (and hope) to impoverished children worldwide

by 01/27/15   filed under: eco play, green kids, kid friendly

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Soccer is a beloved sport the world over, but for impoverished children, the dream of owning a soccer ball seems elusive. When Ethan King (now 15 years-old) first visited Mozambique in 2009, he found kids using balled up plastic bags and twine to fashion a soccer ball. A fervent soccer fan himself, King had brought his own ball and quickly made friends with local children through a spontaneous soccer game. After bestowing his ball to the other kids as a gift and seeing their jubilant reaction — at the ripe old age of 10, King started Charity Ball to bring soccer balls to kids across the world.

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Tree Change Dolls gives Bratz down-to-earth "makeunders"

by 01/27/15   filed under: eco play, green kids, green toys

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Male fertility is at risk due to BPA and other estrogen-mimicking chemicals

Male fertility is at risk due to BPA and other estrogen-mimicking chemicals

TweetEmailA recent study shows that Bisphenol A (BPA) and other common estrogen-mimicking chemicals are bad news for men who would like to father children. The study,…

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Award-winning maternity clothing is designed to track a mama-to-be's vitals

Award-winning maternity clothing is designed to track a mama-to-be's vitals

TweetEmail Cornell University student Blake Uretsky isn’t pregnant, but she certainly did her research to create her new maternity wear collection of mix-and-match…

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Mom builds Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry using 400,000 LEGO bricks!

Mom builds Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry using 400,000 LEGO bricks!

TweetEmailBack Gate & Dark Forest The LEGO Hogwarts Castle is packed with amazingly accurate scenes from the movies and books, such as the young wizards trudging through…

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Beyond the bowl: 6 quick and easy vegan breakfasts for kids who don't like cereal

Beyond the bowl: 6 quick and easy vegan breakfasts for kids who don't like cereal

TweetEmail#1: Vegan Pancakes What kid doesn’t love pancakes? The best part is, they are super easy to make ahead of time and freeze for quick and easy breakfasts for the…

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Recycled conversation heart crayons are a colorful Valentine's Day gift for kids

Recycled conversation heart crayons are a colorful Valentine's Day gift for kids

TweetEmail If your little Valentine is passionate about coloring, surprise him with a rainbow of fun in these festive conversation heart crayons from Ivy Lane Designs. Each set…

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6 places to order eco-friendly Valentines kids can give to their classmates

6 places to order eco-friendly Valentines kids can give to their classmates

TweetEmailBotanical PaperWorks Botanical PaperWorks is one of our favorite places to score eco-minded valentines. Not only do they carry adorable, sweet and beautiful design…

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HOW TO: make warm caramelized pears with cinnamon & pecans

HOW TO: make warm caramelized pears with cinnamon & pecans

TweetEmail1. Gather the ingredients 3 large ripe pears 3 tbsp of cinnamon 4 tbsp of syrup (or honey) a bunch of pecan nuts 2. Prep the pears Preheat the oven to 350°F.…

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6 healthy & organic finger foods for new eaters

6 healthy & organic finger foods for new eaters

TweetEmailHAPPYBABY Organic Puffs Babies can usually start finger foods around 7 to 10 months of age. However, always discuss this with your pediatrician first. Also, at this…

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Long-term use of hormonal contraceptives linked to increased risk of brain tumors

Long-term use of hormonal contraceptives linked to increased risk of brain tumors

New research published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology says that women who use hormonal birth control methods long-term may be at an increased risk for developing brain…

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7 DIY Valentines that are easy to make in bulk for your child's classmates

7 DIY Valentines that are easy to make in bulk for your child's classmates

#1: Watercolor Valentines My favorite type of Valentines are simple and sweet, and these understated yet beautiful watercolor Valentines fit the bill perfectly. You could use…

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